Rice paper rolls with prawns and hoisin peanut dipping sauce

So want to make something easy and quick? Here is one!

This dish is really simple, easy & fresh. And affordable to make too given that it involves seafood, i.e. prawns.

Another reason you should make this is that the dipping sauce is so amazingly good. It is a must keep recipe.

Serve for one rice paper roll. So multiply the ingredients to the number of rolls you want to make.


3 prawns, quickly blanched it in boiling water ~1-2 mins.

Hoisin Peanut Dipping Sauce:

1/2 cup hoisin sauce (I use Lee Kum Kee brand)
1/8 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 garlic
1 bird’s eye chili, minced

In a blender, combine all ingredients. Blend until everything combines smoothly together. If it is too thick, add a little bit of warm water until desired consistency.

To assemble:

1 rice paper wrapper
2 leaves of lettuce (I use Frisee or or green oak)
few thinly sliced cucumber
few thinly sliced carrots
Some fresh herbs: mint, coriander, basil (if you desire)

In a bowl of warm water, dip rice paper wrapper for about 3-5 seconds. Do not over sock the wrapper.
Place on a cloth, this will be easier during folding.
On top 1/3 side closest to you, lay lettuce on the bottom for added strength to the wrapper. Then place prawns, vegetables and herbs.
Roll it up about 1/3 way through, then fold in the sides.
Serve with hoisin peanut dipping sauce.


When rolling the rice paper, be very gentle so that you don’t break the wrapper or stick them together. Just have a few practice and I am sure that the third one you make will be perfect.

I'd love to hear your thoughts!